Vorticism, artists and art
(movement, 1912 - 1915)
The British artistic movement called Vorticism, a mixture of Futurism and Cubism, lasted from 1912 to 1915, and was founded by British painter Wyndham Lewis in 1914. It was an arrogant movement, with Lewis considering it’s few members to be of “Anglo-Saxon genius”, which was a somewhat Fascist attitude. The few artists included in the movement were, as with the Futurists, concerned with the machine, but rather than worship it in the Futurist fashion, they recognised that it was something to be wary of. The best-known Vorticists were Lewis, the sculptor Jacob Epstein, Edward Wadsworth, and the poet Ezra Pound.